Saving energy means saving money, and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources wants to help Missouri school districts, local governments, public colleges and universities do both. The department’s got $10-million in low-interest loans for energy efficiency projects though its Energize Missouri Schools and Local Governments program Loan recipients will repay the loans from the energy savings they experience after their projects are completed. Applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis. All applications must be submitted to the department by Sept. 30, 2011. For more information about the program call 573-751-7466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.